Christian. Unapologetically Me. Mom. Barista. Mediator. Blogger. Poet. Freelance Writer. Freakishly able to cross-identify actors ( IMDB can kiss it.) Social Media addict. Sarcasm Queen. Road Trip Taker. Music fiend. Multi-lingual. Georgia Bulldogs Fanatic. Damn Yankee (Yup. Moved South and I stayed.) Postpartum Mood Disorder Survivor.
Postpartum Mood Disorders: Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Ante-partum depression, NICU Mom, Cleft Palates, breastfeeding, exclusively pumping, Speech Delay, Special Needs Kids, Peer Support, Resources, Sleep, kids, motherhood, parenting, marriage, addiction recovery, LIFE after Perinatal Mood Disorders.
Postpartum OCD after first daughter, Ante-partum depression during second pregnancy, Postpartum OCD & PTSD after second birth, happy postpartum after third and unexpected pregnancy. Started blogging after discovery after third pregnancy. Now you are stuck with me forever. (cue freakish cartoon bad guy laugh)
Author & Founder: My Postpartum Voice
Founder: #PPDChat @ Twitter.com
Because when I was little I wanted to grow up and get Postpartum Mood Disorders just so I could blog. (I’m kidding.)
Seriously though – because when I was clawing my way out of the dark rabbit hole into which I fell, all I wanted was another Mom to tell me everything would be okay. I needed to hear that I wasn’t alone. I needed whispered words of hope in the wee hours of the night. I needed to NOT be alone in that dark damp hole.
This is me. Telling you that you’re not alone.
I just stumbed across your blog and I want to tell you, I am inspired. I had my son 8 months ago and though I wasn’t diagnosed with post pardum, I had a really rough beginning.
Just browsing through your blog….we were told our son could possibly have had a cleft palate. Turns out he doesn’t, but oh, the emotion around that and the wondering while pregnant.
My hat goes off to you for continuing your adventure of motherhood. Congratulations on your 2 daughters and you upcoming arrival.
All the best to you! I will look forward to reading more.
Thanks for sharing your site – I have two screaming children right now and needed a breather…husband is at work. Why is PPD so hard and painful – I look at my two beautiful children and wonder how I can feel so crappy? I think by posting this reply you can automatically link to my blog.
I love your site. Keep it up !
I’m a PMD triumphant who lives up in Canada. I am about to embark on another healing part of my journey. That is, co-facilitating a local PMD support group as well as sitting on a PMD education committee hosted by our regional health care provider to better inform service providers in our area.
I wanted you to know that besides the site Postpartum Progress, yours is one I recomment to mothers and service providers to read and gain a perspective from a survivors’ side. It’s clear that you have put blood, sweat and tears into providing a fully informative peer PMD site, and it’s through your efforts and those who participate here that you offer an opportunity for moms and families to heal.
Thank you for your compassion and experience Lauren…it helps, beyond words.
Wild Roaming One
(my wordpress blog is not active, I’m on another provider)
Thank you for your blog I stumbled across it through a FB friend and it is so nice to find other momma’s who went through or are going through the same thing I am. It is just good not to feel alone!
I am so happy you found my blog! I hope you find it helpful and continue to know you are not alone!